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Youngstown man indicted on attempted murder

City man indicted on attempted murder in June 28 stabbing

By ED RUNYAN

Staff writer

YOUNGSTOWN ä Melvin E. Young, 53, was indicted this week on attempted murder, felonious assault and aggravated assault in the June 28 stabbing of a man, 54.

Young gave addresses of East Philadelphia Avenue and Market Street.

Youngstown police said they responded to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital at 7:45 a.m. and found the victim on the ground in the parking lot next to a car. He had several stab wounds.

Young was mentioned as a suspect in the police report, and a felonious assault charge was filed against him in Youngstown Municipal Court the next day, when Young was arraigned.

Details of the assault were not provided in a report by Youngstown police. Young could get more than 10 years in prison if convicted.

Young also has a pending assault case in Youngstown Municipal Court regarding an injury he is accused of causing to a man at International Towers apartments at 25 Market St. downtown in June 2019. The victim said the assault caused doctors to surgically remove his eye.

The victim in that case sued Young and the owners of the apartment complex in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court, seeking monetary damages.

The following people also were indicted:

Neal A. Wire, 35, of West Wilson Street, Struthers, rape and gross sexual imposition.

Sohail M. Awan, 33, of Philadelphia, domestic violence and aggravated menacing.

Terence C. Hall, 33, of Kimmel Street, being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Jose E. Rojas-Pena, 28, of Forestview Drive, assault, obstructing official business, operating a motor vehicle under the influence and failure to stop after an accident.

Sherriann M. Odem, 23, of the Mahoning County jail, assault.

Harold J. Reid, 53, of Hillman Way, Boardman, failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer and failure to stop after an accident.

Altay D. Baker, 23, of Crandall Avenue, failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, fentanyl related compound possession, cocaine possession and drug possession.

James J. Morar Jr., 49, of Unity Road, New Middletown, misuse of credit cards.

Gary W. Thompson, 44, of North Osborne Avenue, two counts of theft.

Breyonna J. Moore, 27, of the Mahoning County jail, failure to verify address.

William R. Chase, 23, of Second Street, Campbell, aggravated trespass and assault.

Justen M. Gabrelcik, 26, of Wakefield Avenue, Poland, two counts of failure to stop after an accident.

Antwaine J. Johnson, 41, of North Osborne Avenue, receiving stolen property, cocaine possession, aggravated drug possession and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

Antuan D. Mack, 39, of the Mahoning County jail, burglary.

Tyren N. Wallace, 26, of West Boulevard, Boardman, improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle.

James D. Schmidt, 37, of South Avenue Extension, North Lima, breaking and entering and grand theft of a motor vehicle.

Mikquan C. Stevens, 19, of Chicago Avenue, improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle.

Denise N. Raub, 30, of E. Garfield Road, Petersburg, two counts of operating a motor vehicle under the influence.

Angelo D. Wood, 37, of Akron, fentanyl related compound possession with a specification of forfeiture of money in a drug case.

Diamond M. Mitchell, 28, of Akron, fentanyl related compound possession with a specification of forfeiture of money in a drug case.

Betty M. Tesco, 51, of Belle Terre Avenue, Niles, drug theft and illegal processing of drug documents.

The grand jury refused to indict Harold Court, 42, of Salem, on unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.

erunyan@tribtoday.com

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